Métier is the personal practice of Christian Ortiz, a designer from Chicago that is now living in Austin, Texas. The studios focus is on projects that revolve around Books, Websites, Research & Visual Identities. Christian holds a Bachelors of Design in graphic design from UIC, School of Design.

Along with his personal practice of Métier, Christian has worked as freelance designer at All Day Dreaming, a small creative studio based out of Chicago’s west town neighborhood. All Day Dreaming’s clients include Dispensary33, Mars Wrigley, Skittles, M&M’s, Airfield Supply Co., Kirinčić Cellars, Campbell Street, Fulton Fithouse, VA Accounting + Income Tax.

Mètier: a trade, profession, or occupation.

In this case, it is a practice involving graphic design as a tool: work.metier@gmail.com

Collaborators:
Alex Spiroff
Avanced Design
Color Theory
Bethany Chan
Brent Hurlbert
Eddy Ymeri
Mike Ando
Nino Panes
Valeria Bernal
Awards & Recognition:
2020 C77DA, Core77
2019 Society of Typographic Arts, STA 100
2019  New Talent Annual, Graphis
2018 Society of Typographic Arts, STA 100
Publications:
2020 Urgency Reader 2,  Q.A.W
2019 Something//Something//, UIC Thesis Class Journal

Exhibitions
2019 Anachronistic Dyschronia, UIC YES